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Minecraft: How to Fix Unable to Locate Java Runtime Error

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by Nikola L

Modern gaming is often “bound” to the Internet, which can be a blessing or curse because it opens the opportunity for multiplayer where you can play with or against someone on the other side of the planet and get updates quickly. One of the downsides, in Minecraft at least, is getting errors, such as “Unable to Locate Java Runtime Error.”

We are here to help you fix the Unable to Locate Java Runtime Error in Minecraft so your Launcher locates this fabled Java Runtime in no time. Here’s everything you need to know.

How to Solve the “Unable to Locate Java Runtime” Problem in Minecraft

There are a couple of troubleshooting methods that you can apply to try and remedy the “Unable to Locate Java Runtime” error in Minecraft. Try doing the following:

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  1. Within the Launcher, go to Options -> Advanced Settings -> Select the profile that you want to use. Turn the Java executable option OFF, save, close the Launcher, and then start it again.
  2. Check if your Launcher is updated. If an update is needed, do that, and then restart the Launcher.
  3. Reinstall Minecraft if the above step fails. Better to start fresh.
  4. Reinstall Java if the above step fails.

Hopefully, these steps have helped you resolve the “Unable to Locate Java Runtime” Error in Minecraft. If the issue still persists, you can always reach out to the official Minecraft Help Center. Make sure to tell them the steps you’ve already tried to speed up the resolution process. Good luck!

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Now you know how to solve the “Unable to Locate Java Runtime” error in Minecraft, if you need more help, check our other Minecraft guides under the game tag below here on Prima Games.

Nikola L

Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. Gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (When gaming was good, remember?). He has been through thousands a lot of different video, board, and card games and it seems that he wants to make it tens of thousands soon™. Current favorites: Vampire Survivors, SMITE, Marvel Snap. Participated in the organization of dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.